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PSG crowned Ligue 1 champions as French football season ends early amid Covid-19 crisis

Paris Saint-Germain was declared champion of the French football league on April 30, 2020 after the season ended early due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Paris Saint-Germain was declared champion of the French football league on April 30, 2020 after the season ended early due to the coronavirus pandemic. FRANCK FIFE AFP/Archives

Paris St Germain have been awarded the Ligue 1 title after the season was ended amid the COVID-19 crisis, the French League (LFP) said on Thursday

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PSG had a 12-point lead over second-placed Olympique de Marseille when the season was suspended as part of French government's measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus last month.

The LFP also crowned Lorient as Ligue 2 champions in a conference call.

"We have decided there would be two promotions and two relegations", Didier Quillot, the chief executive of the French League, told a news conference. It means Amiens and Toulouse will be relegated and Lorient and Lens will be promoted.

"There might be appeals but our decisions are solid," Quillot added.

Quillot said the LFP had until May 25 to tell UEFA which clubs would be qualified for European competitions. 

French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe on Tuesday said that 'the 2019-2020 season of professional sports, including football, (would) not be able to resume'. 

(REUTERS)

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